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SpaceX to become the first private company to send humans to space

WBBM Morning News

2:03 listening | 8 hrs ago

SpaceX to become the first private company to send humans to space

"Here we are just one day away from the dawn of a new era in space flight the SpaceX falcon nine rocket is ready to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and it's due to send two NASA astronauts into space making the SpaceX rocket the first private rocket first private company overall the launch humans into orbit we've been counting down to this historic milestone in space exploration in our launch America coverage and mark Strassman is at the Kennedy Space Center where there are I hate to say this mark growing concerns about the weather say it ain't so Tony unfortunately it is so you can look at these overcast skies and they could be the spoiler for tomorrow's launch but whenever it happens this test flight will be a dramatic and important milestone in U. S. human space travel and it will all happen on launch pad thirty nine A. behind me the same pad that's an Apollo eleven to the moon right now the SpaceX rocket and crew capsule it will carry two veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley that travel from here to the international space station both for shuttle veterans who have flown twice before to the space station only this time a private company will take them and that has never been done before and that would open a new era of commercial space travel but one factor that neither NASA nor SpaceX can control is the weather there is right now a sixty percent chance that conditions will be good enough to watch tomorrow but it's not just the weather here on site that matters meteorologists are tracking conditions up the east coast and here's why if the launcher run into a significant issue the in flight abort system would propel the capsule into the Atlantic and therefore the seas have to be reasonably call if the weather is not good for lunch tomorrow the next opportunity to watch would be Saturday afternoon Tony hi will whatever happens mark they will be blasting into the future though duly noted they're gonna blast in the future in some very retro looking uniforms in a retro looking capsule as well very cool stuff top

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Justice Department will investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, family's attorneys say

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

0:35 listening | 8 hrs ago

Justice Department will investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, family's attorneys say

"Attorneys for Ahmed are breeze family he says the justice department is investigating the man's murder as a hate crime Jared Halpern as more the justice department is investigating the murder of twenty five year old Ahmad armory as a hate crime attorneys for the family also say there's an investigation into the prosecution of the case arboreta black man was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia in February by a white father and son police arrested Gregory in Travis McMichael two months after the shooting both are now facing murder charges a third man who took video of the incident has also been

Ahmed Murder Jared Halpern Georgia Gregory Travis Mcmichael
UN warns of increasing cybercrime during pandemic

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

0:26 listening | 8 hrs ago

UN warns of increasing cybercrime during pandemic

"You have the United Nations is warning about a possible side effect of the corona virus a rise in cyber attacks the world agency says there's been a market increase in computer based crime including this six hundred percent spike in the transmission of malicious emails the virus outbreak has also brought an increase in the number of cyber attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities all across the

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Schools reopen abroad with new rules to keep faculty and students safe

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

0:38 listening | 17 hrs ago

Schools reopen abroad with new rules to keep faculty and students safe

"Many of America's students will return to school tomorrow on the line most of the country's schools remain closed due to covert nineteen in some places students are already back in the classroom is more on the lessons we learned from overseas in Denmark the new normal comes with lots of new rules elementary schools we opened last month with roughly half the regular number of students per classroom lots of practice at hand washing and children only committed to play in designated groups of up to five some Danish parents claim they young children were being used as Guinea pigs and said older students should have gone back

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New York public workers killed by virus to get line-of-duty death benefits

Dave Ramsey

0:26 listening | 18 hrs ago

New York public workers killed by virus to get line-of-duty death benefits

"R. news governor Cuomo wants the federal government to provide hazard pay for frontline workers during the pandemic as a way to pay it forward when there is a next time and there is a next time that we truly appreciate those people who show up and do their duty the governor also announced that New York will provide death benefits for front line workers who died from covert nineteen and he added that this Memorial Day is especially poignant since some one hundred thousand Americans have died from the

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Baby Beluga Born at Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta's Morning News

0:20 listening | 9 hrs ago

Baby Beluga Born at Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium

"The Georgia aquarium adds another beluga whisper gives birth may seventeenth her calf weighs one hundred seventy four pounds and measures over five feet long the baby beluga is being closely monitored round the clock after prolonged labor the other belugas are me being kept in a separate area they aquarium remains closed to the public in the pandemic Animal Planet airs a feature on the birth

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Feds looking at Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, attorneys say

The Frankie Boyer Show

0:50 listening | 19 hrs ago

Feds looking at Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, attorneys say

"The U. S. department of justice is launching an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black man in Georgia as a hate crime now according to attorneys for the victim's family Ahmad Aubrey was shot and killed by two white men while jogging in his neighborhood on February twenty third three arrests were made this month after a video surfaced of the violent encounter the US attorney's office for the Southern District of Georgia we'll look into why Glynn county and the state of Georgia took more than two months to make an arrest and whether the region has historically violated the rights of its citizens the U. S. attorney said he plans to file criminal and civil charges we have Brian who recorded armories killing from his car was arrested and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment his footage showed sixty four year old Gregory Nick Michael and his thirty four year old son Travis confronting armory before they shot

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Missouri health officials call for self-quarantine of partiers at Lake of the Ozarks

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

0:23 listening | 10 hrs ago

Missouri health officials call for self-quarantine of partiers at Lake of the Ozarks

"York I jam packed pool party in central Missouri over the holiday weekend has prompted health officials in St Louis to issue a warning they're ordering people to self quarantine for two weeks if they were there like escape general manager Adam Scheel every single employee around the lake of the Ozarks is making sure they're staying clean or staying healthy even if there's a little bit cases novels they're going to make sure that they're taken care of and I'm not spreading

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UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

1:02 listening | 8 hrs ago

UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

"A UConn student and double murder suspect is still on the loose twenty three year old Peter Manfredonia allegedly killed two people in Connecticut a twenty three year old woman whose boyfriend twenty three year old Nicholas Eisele was found shot to death in derby Conn said that she was abducted by Manfredonia she was eventually found safe at a rest stop near Paterson New Jersey with her car which she said Manfredonia had used as a getaway vehicle Michael Dolan is a lawyer for the suspect's family either if you're listening you are logged your parents your sister's your entire family loves you Manfredonia who is from sandy hook Connecticut is also suspected of killing a sixty two year old man with the sword or machete in Willington Connecticut on Friday he was last spotted walking along some railroad tracks in east Stroudsburg Pennsylvania he's believed to be armed with several guns stolen during a home invasion Connecticut state police should have more in a news conference

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Jimmy Cobb, Washington DC Native and Last Surviving Member of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ Band, Dies at 91 in New York

America's Morning News

0:38 listening | 9 hrs ago

Jimmy Cobb, Washington DC Native and Last Surviving Member of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ Band, Dies at 91 in New York

"News Jimmy Cobb percussionist and the last surviving member of miles Davis's nineteen fifty nine kind of blue groundbreaking jazz albums has passed away his wife Lena T. commonality on Facebook that her husband died Sunday at his New York City home from lung cancer he was ninety one years old born in Washington DC Cobb was a drummer on the kind of blue jam session headed by Davis that also featured cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane it's the best selling jazz album of all time Cobbs is he in his band mates knew the album released August seventeenth nineteen fifty nine would be ahead to have sold more than four million

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Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98

America's First News

0:32 listening | 9 hrs ago

Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98

"Macau casino tycoon Stanley ho is dead at the age of ninety eight considered the father of modern gambling in China he was also Macau's richest person a lavish Spender and dashing ballroom dancer he secured a four decade monopoly on casinos and parlayed his home advantage to build the empire that still dominated the industry after it open to foreign companies in two thousand two wielding great influence both in Macau and neighboring Hong Kong his daughter said he died Tuesday his long eventful life track the ebb and flow of southern China's

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Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

KYW 24 Hour News

0:45 listening | 11 hrs ago

Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

"The head of the international red cross the president of Microsoft and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright has signed a letter calling for an end to cyber attacks on medical facilities during the pandemic CBS news technology analyst Larry magnets as a particular concern is state sponsored attacks there have been some recent cyber attacks against healthcare facilities and covert nineteen related research projects any cyber attack can be disruptive but when it's against a health organization in the middle of a pandemic it can literally be fatal and attacks against research organizations could interfere with the development of a vaccine or a cure some sophisticated hacks recently of targeted research centers in an apparent effort to steal data about covert nineteen

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Trump threatens to move Republican National Convention out of North Carolina

All Things Considered

0:56 listening | 20 hrs ago

Trump threatens to move Republican National Convention out of North Carolina

"President trump in the Republican Party are putting pressure on north Carolina's democratic governor to move ahead with plans to hold the party's convention in Charlotte this August NPR's Tamera Keith reports the president issued an ultimatum via tweet president trump complains that governor Roy Cooper is still in a shut down mood and unable to guarantee that by August Republicans will be able to fully occupy the arena for their convention trump says that without such a guarantee organizers would have to look to another state and vice president Mike pence tells fox and friends we look forward to working with the governor Cooper getting a swift response and and if needs be if needs be moving the national convention to a state that that is farther along on re opening and and can say with confidence that that we can gather there he mentioned Texas Georgia and Florida as possible options the GOP spokeswoman says the party will need answers sooner rather than

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Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98

All Things Considered

0:25 listening | 13 hrs ago

Family says Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon considered the father of modern gambling in China, has died at 98

"The man nicknamed the king of gambling Stanley ho has died at the age of ninety eight hello Hong Kong born businessman investor and philanthropist run a casino and Paul in Macau for decades having won a government monopoly from the then Portuguese colony the N. clave has now become the world's gambling capital certainly has a lot of dancing and one of his instructors became his fourth and final

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Latam Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Morning Edition

0:30 listening | 11 hrs ago

Latam Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

"The largest airline in South America is seeking chapter eleven bankruptcy protection the move by latam airlines to reorganize comes as airlines worldwide have struggled with travel restrictions and sharp declines in passengers amid the corona virus pandemic the airline says passenger and cargo flights will continue and it's nearly forty two thousand employees will still be paid latam airlines is based in Santiago Chile last year it agreed to sell a twenty percent stake to delta

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A Boy, a Bear and a Close Call in the Mountains of Italy

Derek Hunter

1:08 listening | 5 hrs ago

A Boy, a Bear and a Close Call in the Mountains of Italy

"Twitter this morning doing show prep there's a story from the UK Daily Mail it included a video and they always they pay for video and you see videos like this all the time on social media and you just kind of wonder I mean I'd probably wouldn't bother they probably would have actually bothered me before I was a parent the fathers me double now yeah in northern Italy somebody found there's a twelve year old boy in the woods in there somebody's walking and then a giant brown bear comes out not far from this twelve year old boy and that their their headline that they tweeted out was moment boy has to keep his cool and tiptoe away as huge brown bear rears up behind him on walk in Italian hills and there's the video of it it's on a constant Lupin and just like who whips out their phone at this moment says well I must document this your first instinct when something horrible could happen is that without your phone and video tape it really screwed as as a a society society

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Hong Kong: Carrie Lam defends mainland security law

BBC World Service

0:58 listening | 12 hrs ago

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam defends mainland security law

"Hong Kong's leader Carrie lam has sought to allay concerns about China's plans to impose a controversial security lower on the terror tree at a news conference she said there was no need to worry that the law would curtail people's rights and freedoms instead she said it would only target a handful of lawbreakers the proposed legislation would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority the founder of the Democratic Party in Hong Kong Martin Lee said Beijing had in effect given of the vision of one country two systems apart from allowing Hong Kong still to practice capitalism China practices social December's Chinese characteristics all the other things which is central to all come to a way of life like freedoms that the rule of law and level playing field all these things a completely dropped in other words the Chinese Communist Party has admitted to the whole world the one country two systems is a

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Biden makes first public appearance in months on Memorial Day

News, Traffic and Weather

0:21 listening | 14 hrs ago

Biden makes first public appearance in months on Memorial Day

"Joe Biden made his first public appearance in more than two months at a veteran's park near his home in Delaware former vice president Biden and his wife Jill wearing black face masks as they placed a wreath at the Delaware war veterans memorial service Mr Biden saluting a veteran under a gray sky it was an unannounced visit the former vice president saying he feels great to

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Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98

BBC World Service

0:25 listening | 13 hrs ago

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98

"The man nicknamed the king of gambling Stanley ho has died at the age of ninety eight Hong Kong born businessman investor and philanthropist run a casino impala in Macau for decades having won a government monopoly from the then Portuguese colony the end Kleve has now become the world's gambling capital Stanley who love dancing and one of his instructors became his fourth and final

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Couple Met On Dating App Stuck Together In Costa Rica On Third Date

The Bobby Bones Show

0:22 listening | 8 hrs ago

Couple Met On Dating App Stuck Together In Costa Rica On Third Date

"Couple met on a dating app one of the couple dates and they go more Thursday would like each other let's gonna ship Costa Rica but then corona hit they've been stuck for sixty seven days on the third I think there are a couple that met on a dating app has been stuck in Costa Rica for more than two months after traveling the country on the third day

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PM's chief aide still facing calls to resign over lockdown breach claims

All Of It

0:39 listening | 16 hrs ago

PM's chief aide still facing calls to resign over lockdown breach claims

"A senior adviser to Britain's prime minister is refusing calls for his resignation Dominic Cummings is under fire for driving to her at fifty miles from home despite a strict nationwide clock town coming says he was taking his children to his parents and Casey and his wife who had suspected coronavirus both became ill I was looking for loopholes I was looking to try to do the best that I could in a complex situation where I was from the way safety of my child with try to get back to work and a lot of difficult decisions to make around not coming says he made a necessary childcare decision and does not regret

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‘We’re Back on Track’: DC Mayor on Washington DC's New Peak in Coronavirus Cases

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:51 listening | 15 hrs ago

‘We’re Back on Track’: DC Mayor on Washington DC's New Peak in Coronavirus Cases

"Over the weekend DC reported a small setback in the past to re opening but on this Memorial Day are on Memorial Day mayor Bowser reports I daily shift back to the right direction that might keep the district on track with this week's re opening plan on Saturday DEC reset its continuous days of decreased cases back to eleven after a day of increased coronavirus cases but on Monday DC mayor Muriel Bowser told NBC four that they're trending towards getting back on track adding a day of decreased cases that brings the count to twelve days by Wednesday morning I will be able to say if we have made fourteen days a fourteen day declining communities spread of the virus is a key benchmark indices plan to re open that was there said that DC residents should be careful and stay home over the next few days please try not to go to parties or

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Unhealthy Air Quality Expected Tuesday In Los Angeles Valley Areas

KNX Evening News

0:30 listening | 15 hrs ago

Unhealthy Air Quality Expected Tuesday In Los Angeles Valley Areas

"With the coming heatwave comes a wave of bad air the south coast A. Q. M. D. is predicting that air quality tomorrow will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita valley east and west San Fernando Valley east and west San Gabriel Valley Pomona walnut valley in San Gabriel mountains people living or working in those areas are encouraged to minimize outdoor activities if they suffer from heart disease asthma or other respiratory illnesses children who have sensitive conditions should also not participate in outdoor physical

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Surveillance video claims to show Florida mom pushing autistic son into canal, son later died

WBBM Evening News

0:28 listening | 18 hrs ago

Surveillance video claims to show Florida mom pushing autistic son into canal, son later died

"Tonight a Florida mother is in custody charged with the murder of her autistic child surveillance video appears to show Patricia Ripley pushing her nine year old son Alejandro into a canal the boy was rescued by a bystander but authorities say about an hour later she led him to a second canal where he drowned you say Ripley initially claimed the boy had been kidnapped but later confessed after being questioned about the video

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Ewing 'getting better' in battle with coronavirus

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

0:25 listening | 18 hrs ago

Ewing 'getting better' in battle with coronavirus

"NBA hall of Famer Patrick Ewing is out of the hospital he was being treated for corona virus his son Patrick Ewing junior tweeted by father is now home and getting better we'll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones on quote he also thanked the medical staff who took care of his father in the

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